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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
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History & News
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OBITS: John O'Connel, Mamie O. Maddocks, John McQuillan, James Mathews
MILITARY: Soldier News - Francis B. Etherridge
CRIME: Emanuel Stapf, Victim, Sam Short, Michael Cunningham
COURT: A. M. Hayes, John Duke, John Clotter
NEWS-VISIT: Julia Cordozo, Mamie Gibbons, Jessie Vine
KAPOSIA: People - Big Chief Samuel Lowenstein, Maggie Brass
OBITS: Ada Jones, Albert Jacobson, Tony Johnson
CHURCHES: 1863 W. H. Humphrey, 1863-Baptist Meeting
KAPOSIA: Recollections of Augustin Ravoux
ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. William Harrington
BIOS: Philip H. Clague
BUSINESSES: Minnesota Sugar Company, J. P. Brandenbourger's, Exchange Bank
COUNTY FAIR: 1863 County Fair, planning articles, awards, etc.
COURT: Hosmer vs. Kelley
DEATHS: Additional ~ 450 death notices
MARRIAGES: Moes-Eyth, Birmingham-Sweeney, Sharp-Jane, Hatch-Brott, Davidson-Warner, Schroeder-Doeberiner, White-Foster
OBITS: Mrs. J. M. Silver, Mrs. Casper Schilling, Mrs. Peter Schneider, Mrs. Peter Smith, James A. Smith, Sidlinski Boy
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1904-Egantown Smallpox Outbreak, 1882-Dynamite Explosion, 1913-Sibley House, Postal Stats
NEWS-FIRES & CALAMITIES: 1938-School Bus Accident
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: C. J. Brockner, James S. Malloy, Prudent Fournier
POOR FARM-NEWS: Herman Fossback, Paul Bruno, 1880 New Poor Farm, 1884 Row
POOR FARM-OBITS: Obits - Ferdinand Foss, George Ryno, William Hinkel
NEWS-CRIME: A. Murrell - submitted by Robin Line
OBITS: Adam Laschlinger submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-FIRES & CALAMITIES: 1914-Train Wreck submitted by Robin Line
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